Colt is a native of Grand Forks, ND and alumni of the University of North Dakota with a B.S. in Aeronautics. Colt returned to the University of North Dakota in 2011 from the Federal Aviation Administration, were he worked at Grand Forks International Airport as an Air Traffic Controller. He is a Lecturer in the Department of Aviation and teaches primarily Tower Operations in Air Traffic Control. Colt is a FAA Licensed Private Pilot with working knowledge of the Global Positioning System and Unmanned Aircraft Systems.